1934 drama of man's inhumanity to man, starring William Farnum and Anita Louise, directed by Edwin Carewe, screenplay by Harold Sherman. An eBook, The Making of Are We Civilized? containing letters and documents of Harold Sherman, is available as well: http://www.archive.org/details/TheMakingOfAreWeCivilized ( 4 reviews ) Topics: drama, William Farnum, Anita Louise, Edwin Carewe, Harold Sherman, Raspin Productions
In this episode of Giving An Answer, H.C. interviews Steve Garofalo on the core beliefs of Wicca We will also examine the relationship between Wicca and Paganism as well as the relationship between Wicca and Witchcraft. The differences between Wicca and Christianity will also be explored. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: wicca, apologetics, Christianity
A song and dance epic produced by the People's Republic of China on the cusp of the Cultural Revolution. "What sort of film would have resulted if, in the mid 1960s, Busby Berkeley, fresh from his gig on 'Jumbo', had been invited by none other than Chairman Mao to realize a project styled 'a song and dance epic', for the benefit of the entire People's Republic of China to digest as a picture show entertainment? Something flashy, but with a message. Something to enliven and uplift the... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Mao Zedong, Mao Tse-Tung, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, People's Republic of China,...
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, travels with Professor Norton, his Son Billy, and plucky reporter Diana Compton to the Undersea Kingdom of Atlantis to locate the cause of series of earthquakes. When they arrive Crash and his friends become embroiled in battle between warring Atlanteans. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Action, Cliffhanger, Undersea Kingdom
This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour". It was very... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Wontner, Mystery, Lost Films
A classic 1959 television commercial for the Kodak Starmite camera. A fairly decent commercial. FYI, in late 2009 money, the camera cost $US77.88 (see also: "David the Law Clerk") ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Eastman Kodak,...
The film takes place in a WWI trench, where five diverse individuals have been unwillingly thrust together. Despising one another at first, the five protagonists come to realize that they must learn to get along if they hope to survive. The pacifistic sentiments (not to mention the ethnic mix) of Niemansland would be verboten by the Nazi regime within a few years after its original 1931 release; indeed, all copies of this film were ordered to be destroyed by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. ( 6 reviews ) Topic: socialism, WWI, antiwar, peace, pacifism, internationalism
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, a recent graduate of Annapolis, travels with Professor Norton, his Son Billy, and plucky reporter Diana Compton to the Undersea Kingdom of Atlantis to locate the cause of series of earthquakes. When they arrive Crash and his friends become embroiled in battle between warring Atlanteans. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Action, Cliffhanger, Undersea Kingdom
From IMDb: A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun...... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong
A classic Television commercial for a UNIVAC computer. This commercial is from a 5 February 1956 CBS-TV telecast. It also promotes CBS-TV's weather service. Pretty cool commercial if you ask me. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Computer, Computers, Vintage, Retro,...
It's the story of an engineer who takes on the most ambitious project ever - excavating a tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean from England to America - and the obstacles and sacrifices he makes while doing so. Stars Richard Dix and Leslie Banks with special appearances by George Arliss and Walter Huston. Directed by Maurice Elvey. AKA "The Tunnel". ( 12 reviews ) Topics: scifi, tunnel, feature films